# Pre-flight check

Before installing Craft Commerce, make sure you’ve got everything you need:

# Upload the files

Extract the Commerce zip somewhere on your computer. You’ll notice that it contains two folders:

  • commerce/
  • templates/

Upload the commerce folder to your craft/plugins/ folder within your Craft CMS install.

The templates/ folder contains example templates that demonstrate how to create a basic ecommerce site with a cart and checkout process. If you’d like to use them, just upload the templates/shop/ folder to your craft/templates/ folder.

# Install the plugin

With your files uploaded, log into your Craft site’s Control Panel (located at, and navigate to Settings → Plugins. Click the “Install” button next to “Commerce” and wait a few seconds. When the page reloads, Commerce will be fully installed!

You will find some example products located in Commerce → Products, and if you’ve uploaded the example templates, you’ll be able to view them right away on the front end.